Contributed on Feb 9, 2009
A Spiritually Mature Christian is: 1. Positive under PRESSURE. 2. Sensitive to the needs of other PEOPLE. 3. A PEACEMAKER not a troublemaker. 4. PATIENT. 5. PRAYERFUL.
Five Marks Of A Spiritually Mature Christian Without a doubt the biggest problem that we have in the church today is that of spiritual maturity. We get ourselves into all kinds of problems by saying immature things, by making immature decisions, by acting in immature ways. We need to become ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2010
This sermon deals with ministry burn-out in the life of Elijah. God healed him with four steps. 1. REST and REFRESHMENT 2. REDISCOVER God 3. REDIRECTION From God 4. Prepare For REPLACEMENT
Dealing With Ministry Burn-Out A little girl had been trying for months to learn how to tie her shoes. Finally she grasped the knack of shoe tying and was able to do it by herself. Her parents expected the daughter to be delighted – but that is not what happened. After she had displayed ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
An outline on how Joshua became a great leader.
Becoming a Great Leader TEXT: Joshua 3:17 Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. Joshua 3:17 (NKJV) FOCUS: ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2007
Here is a sermon that teaches us to "love one another". 1. The Standard of Love. 2. The Test of Love. 3. The Ultimate Example of Love. 4. The Unlimited Boundary of Love. 5. The Application of Love.
Living The Christian Life – Loving Many years ago Robert Fulghum wrote a book titled: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” This book was his way of sharing all that he thought we would need to live by in order to be happy and successful in life. He ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2006
This is the wedding ceremony I have used for many years. It is very traditional and Biblically based.
Message Dearly beloved, we are here in the presence of God to unite ----- and ----- in marriage. Marriage involves mutual commitment and responsibility. You as a couple will share together in the responsibilities and commitments of building a home. You will share also in the joys and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2013
This sermon looks at how we can become distracted from seeking Jesus.
Are You A Mary or A Martha? 38 Now as they were traveling along, He (Jesus) entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2013
This is the reworking of a sermon I did several years ago. 1. God is concerned about your relationship with YOURSELF 2. God is concerned about your relationship with OTHERS 3. God is concerned about your relationship with HIM
How To Have Your Relationships In Order TEXT: Luke 15:11-32 Let us begin this morning by reading our text. It is found in the gospel of Luke chapter fifteen: And He said, "A man had two sons. "The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2006
This sermon gives three ways of knowing that I have salvation.
How I Know For Sure I Am Saved “I know whom I have believed and (I) am persuaded that he is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” 2 Timothy 1:12b I have lived in this world long enough to know that I don’t know everything. I don’t know: *I don’t know why when you ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2013
The Lord's Prayer Is GOD Centered - The Lord's Prayer Is KINGDOM Centered - The Lord's Prayer is BASICS Centered - The Lord's Prayer is FORGIVENESS Centered - The Lord's Prayer is PROTECTION Centered
Lord - Teach Us To Pray Text: Luke 11: 1-5 and Matthew 6:9-13 Today we are going to focus in on two texts. The first is found in the gospel of Luke. Please follow along as I read: 1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2011
This sermon looks a five things God cannot do. 1. God Cannot Sin 2. God Cannot Lie 3. God Cannot Ignore Sin 4. God Cannot Save Apart From The Sacrifice Of Jesus 5. God Cannot Save Those Who Refuse To Believe
Five Things God Cannot Do How many of you have heard the children’s song – My God is so Big? It goes like this: My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, There’s nothing my God cannot do. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, There’s nothing my God cannot ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2013
Developing eight habits. 1. Rejoice always 2. Pray without ceasing 3. Give thanks in everything 4. Don't put out God's fire 5. Listen to God's Word 6. Examine everything 7. Hold fast to what is good 8. Stay away from evil
Eight Habits for Holy Living Our text for today is from First Thessalonians chapter five. Please follow along with me as I read: 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2006
This sermon views the church as a Fellowship, a Family, a Body, and a Flock.
What Is The Church? “When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, ‘Who do men say that I, the son of man, am?’ So they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2016
This sermon looks at what happened when Jacob's life was changed forever. There is a four step process of change: 1. The first step is CRISIS 2. The second step is COMMITMENT 3. The third step is CONFESSION 4. The fourth step is COOPERATION
Changed For The Better What would you most like to change about yourself? If you could change one thing – what would it be? All of us change over time. Each one of us is getting older. But the great tragedy of life is that sometimes we don’t change for the better. Most ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2007
This sermon speaks of the three of the top reasons fellowship is important. 1. Fellowship builds Friendships. 2. Fellowship builds Unity. 3. Fellowship builds God’s Kingdom.
Three Benefits of Fellowship One Sunday morning a seminary student was in his car headed to Church. As he was leaving his dorm room the rain had started to fall and the closer he was getting to the church the harder the rain was coming down. The weather man had predicted severe weather that ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2007
This sermon covers four steps to serve God. 1. Develop a servant mentality. 2. Have a determination to serve. 3. Commit to following God. 4. Serve where you are.
Four Steps To Becoming A Successful Servant Of God If I were to ask you this morning; “Give me the simplest definition of a Christian that you could think of? What would you say?” (What I am seeking is “A follower of Christ.”) A simple definition of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2016
This sermon looks at some "beginning" in chapter three of Genesis. I. The Beginning of DECEPTION II. The Beginning of DISOBIDIENCE III. The Beginning of PUNISHMENT IV. The Beginning of MERCY V. The Beginning of HOPE
In The Beginning… Genesis is the “Book of Beginnings”. Nearly everything that we know about our existence and the universe began in the Book of Genesis. The beginning of time. The beginning of the world. The beginning of the human race. In Genesis chapter one we find ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2009
This sermon looks at three aspects of Decison making; 1. Trust in the LORD 2. Stop trying to be in CONTROL 3. Acknowledge God in all our WAYS
Decisions – Decisions – Decisions – And How To Make Them I heard a story this week of a young lady who had been invited to the senior prom. Well of course – a young lady needs a new dress for the prom and it just happened that the young lady’s grandmother was a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2007
This sermon looks at what faithfulness means. 1. ACCOUNTABILITY 2. PREPAREDNESS 3. COMMITMENT
The Marks of a Faithful Christian Each of us takes on different roles in our lives. If I were to ask you this morning to write down all the roles that you have – we could probably be here most of the day. For myself I wrote down just a few. Here they are: when it comes to relationships ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2007
In 2004 we began a reorganization process in our church. We are moving to become a “Purpose Driven Church”. This sermon is designed to help the congregation understand our structure and functions. This sermon is for a unique situation.
Structured For Service “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Several months ago I was trying to grasp how our church is organized. How it is to operate. How it is structured. I had a copy of our by-laws in front of me and started drawing a diagram of how our church maintenance is to be ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2013
This is the reworking of a sermon I wrote several years ago. The Church is: 1. The church is a fellowship. 2. The church is a family. 3. The church is a flock. 4. The church is a body.
What Is The Church? Our text today is found in Matthew chapter sixteen. Follow along with me as I read: "Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; and others, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2006
This sermon looks at seven examples of how people were tested in the Bible.
Seven Examples of Testing Job 23:8-10 (HCSB) 8 If I go east, He is not there, and if I go west, I cannot perceive Him. 9 When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him; when He turns south, I cannot find Him. 10 Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
This sermon calls for four areas of committment. 1. Commitment to FELLOWSHIP. (Membership) 2. Commitment to LEARNING. (Discipleship) 3. Commitment to MINISTRY. 4. Commitment to OUTREACH.
[Note: Our church has a discipleship program known as CLASS. Christian Life And Service Seminars. This is a four step process to help Christians grow. Here are the courses: CLASS 101 - Discovering My Membership (Fellowship) CLASS 201 - Discovering Maturity (Discipleship) CLASS 301 - ...read more
Contributed on Dec 27, 2007
1. A Great Christian Leader Serves JESUS. 2. A Great Christian Leader Serves FELLOW SERVANTS. 3. A Great Christian Leader Serves SELF. (Has a Godly self-image.)
How To Become A Great Christian Leader Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, became a familiar sight to millions with his company’s television commercials. Dave also appeared in a lot of training films for Wendy’s employees. In those training films he would dress as his workers ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2006
This sermon talks about buildning stronger relationships with your Father (Heavenly) and your Family.
How to Build Stronger Relationships TEXT: Luke 15:11-32 “Then He said: ‘A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2008
This sermon looks at three ways to give encouragement. 1. With your WORDS. 2. With your ACTIONS. 3. With your ATTITUDE.
How To Give Courage to Others – Encouragement I heard another preacher speaking about encouragement a few months ago – and it really impressed me. The way that he defined encouragement was: “to add courage to”. He said, “A person who gives words of encouragement is ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2007
This sermon lists Five Characteristics of a Successful Marriage: 1. Establish New Boundaries. 2. Make a Lasting Commitment. 3. Fulfill Your Responsibilities. 4. Build Compaionship. 5. Show Loving Actions.
How to have a Successful Marriage If you want a good marriage – a healthy marriage – a God centered marriage – you need to go to the scriptures to see what God has planned for your marriage. Did you know that God wants you be successful – not just in your spiritual life but also on your job, in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
This sermon gives four ways to develope a servant’s heart. 1. Develope a volunteer spirit. 2. Have a determination to help. 3. Commit to follow-ship. 4. Start meeting the needs around you.
Developing a Servant’s Heart If you are truly striving to serve God you must develop a servant’s heart. I think as a Christian we all want to be faithful servants. Remember what it says in Matthew 25:23. “Well done good and faithful servant, you were faithful with a few things, I will put ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2009
This is a Lord’s Supper sermon to help us remember three things of Christ. His LIFE. His DEATH. His SACRIFICE.
How Could I Forget You? – A Lord’s Supper Sermon There are dozens of things in my life that I have forgotten. I would tell you all about them – but then – I just don’t remember them. Some of the things that I don’t remember are all of the address from ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2010
Christians are to be the salt of the earth. 1. Salt is essential for LIFE 2. Has MEDICINAL properties 3. Is a PRESERVATIVE 4. Was used to promote HEALTH 5. Can kill WEEDS 6. Has the power to MELT ICE 7. Promotes THIRST
The Influence Of One Have you ever wondered how much influence one person can have? A guard standing on a city wall can sound an alarm and wake a whole city to respond to what otherwise would be certain destruction. One good man may be the means of safety for thousands. A little influence can ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2010
This sermon looks at the value of human life.
I Am Not An Accident In Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose Driven Life” – he makes a profound statement. He says, “You are not an accident. … Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, ...read more